Things are heating up in Hong Kong again. It seems the CCP are giving a clear message to anyone who openly speaks out against the Hong Kong government and advocates democracy.
Pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai, whose Next Media company publishes the Apple Daily newspaper, was arrested for his involvement in the recent pro-democracy Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong.
On Monday, Lai’s home was firebombed in an upscale Hong Kong neighborhood, along with his office. The firebombing at Lai’s house was captured by a closed-circuit camera. No injuries were reported in either event, and police are reportedly investigating.
In February 2104, former editor Kevin Lao of Hong Kong’s Ming Pao newspaper, known for its outspoken reporting on China, was attacked and stabbed multiple times by an unknown assailant. Other journalists and media personnel have also been attacked or fired under pressure from Mainland China CCP authorities.
It doesn’t appear Mainland China is going to allow any democratic voices to be raised in Hong Kong.
Pro-democracy advocates are going to need to tread carefully at present.